Definition of Vault

1. Noun. A burial chamber (usually underground).

Exact synonyms: Burial Vault
Generic synonyms: Burial Chamber, Sepulcher, Sepulchre, Sepulture
Specialized synonyms: Charnel, Charnel House, Columbarium



2. Verb. Jump across or leap over (an obstacle).
Exact synonyms: Overleap
Generic synonyms: Bound, Jump, Leap, Spring
Specialized synonyms: Hurdle
Derivative terms: Vaulter, Vaulting

3. Noun. A strongroom or compartment (often made of steel) for safekeeping of valuables.
Exact synonyms: Bank Vault
Group relationships: Bank, Bank Building
Generic synonyms: Strongroom

4. Verb. Bound vigorously.
Generic synonyms: Bound, Jump, Leap, Spring
Derivative terms: Vaulter

5. Noun. An arched brick or stone ceiling or roof.
Specialized synonyms: Barrel Vault, Groined Vault, Ribbed Vault
Terms within: Fenestella, Lunette
Generic synonyms: Roof

6. Noun. The act of jumping over an obstacle.
Exact synonyms: Hurdle
Generic synonyms: Jump, Jumping
Derivative terms: Hurdle

Definition of Vault

1. n. An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.

2. v. t. To form with a vault, or to cover with a vault; to give the shape of an arch to; to arch; as, vault a roof; to vault a passage to a court.

3. v. i. To leap; to bound; to jump; to spring.

4. n. An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy.

5. v. t. To form with a vault, or to cover with a vault; to give the shape of an arch to; to arch; as, vault a roof; to vault a passage to a court.

6. v. i. To leap; to bound; to jump; to spring.

Definition of Vault

1. Noun. An arched structure of masonry, forming a ceiling or canopy. ¹

2. Noun. A structure resembling a vault, especially (qualifier poetic) that formed by the sky. ¹

3. Noun. A secure, enclosed area, especially an underground room used for burial, or to store valuables, wine etc. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To build as, or cover with a vault. ¹

5. Verb. (ambitransitive) To jump or leap over. ¹

6. Noun. An act of vaulting; a leap or jump. ¹

7. Noun. (gymnastics) An event in gymanstics performed on a vaulting horse. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vault

1. to provide with a vault (an arched ceiling) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Vault

1. Large cytoplasmic ribonucleoprotein particles that have an eight fold symmetry with a central pore and petal like structures giving the appearence of an octagonal dome. May be related to the central plug of the nuclear pore complex. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Vault

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vatu
vatus
vau
vaudeville
vaudeville theater
vaudeville theatre
vaudevillelike
vaudevilles
vaudevillian
vaudevillians
vaudoo
vaudoos
vaudoux
vaughnite
vault (current term)
vault-worthy
vault of heaven
vaultage
vaultages
vaulted
vaulter
vaulters
vaultful
vaultfuls
vaultier
vaultiest
vaulting
vaulting-school
vaulting-schools

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